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List of notable or famous composers from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Russia and even some popular composers who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Russia is included when available.

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This historic composers from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Russia?" These prominent composers of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian composers.

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Aleksey Igudesman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
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Aleksey Mikhailovich Igudesman is a Russian violinist, composer, conductor and actor. He performs in the duo Igudesman & Joo. ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Alexander Borodin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
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Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin was a Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist. He was a member of the group of composers called The Five, who were dedicated to producing a specifically Russian kind of art music. He is best known for his symphonies, his two string quartets, In the Steppes of Central Asia and his opera Prince Igor. Music from Prince Igor and his string quartets was later adapted for the US musical Kismet. He was a notable advocate of women's rights and a proponent of education in Russia and was a founder of the School of Medicine for Women in St. Petersburg. ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1833-1887)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Alexander Dargomyzhsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
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Alexander Dargomyzhsky


Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky was a 19th-century Russian composer. He bridged the gap in Russian opera composition between Mikhail Glinka and the later generation of The Five and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Dargomyzhsky was born in Troitsko village, Belyovsky District, Tula Governorate, and educated in Saint Petersburg. He was already known as a talented musical amateur when in 1833 he met Mikhail Glinka and was encouraged to devote himself to composition. His opera Esmeralda was composed in 1839, and his Rusalka was performed in 1856; but he had little success or recognition either at home or abroad, except in Belgium, until the 1860s, when he became the elder statesman, but not a ...more

Age: Died at 56 (1813-1869)

Birthplace: Tula, Russia

Alexander Gretchaninov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Russia
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Alexander Tikhonovich Gretchaninov was a Russian Romantic composer. ...more

Age: Died at 92 (1864-1956)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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